On June 27, Duke Energy will begin repairing the Toxaway River pedestrian bridge located on the Foothills Trail between the Laurel Fork and Cane Brake trail heads. While the upgrades and repairs are underway, the bridge may experience temporary closures during daylight hours. Known full day (approx. 8am – 4pm) bridge closures will be posted below. Additionally, the bridge will be limited to no more than 20 people crossing at one time. The upgrades and repairs to the bridge are scheduled to be complete by the end of September.Last updated on: Thursday, June 27, 2019
A section of the Auger Hole trail is closed to all traffic until further notice due to a massive landslide that has taken out all access not only to the public but to park staff.
The Auger Hole is open from the parking lot at Frozen Creek Entrance to where the Wintergreen trail breaks off Auger Hole Trail to the right. From that point on to Turkeypen Gap, the trail is closed and will remain closed until the trail is fixed.
The trail closure will be lengthy as park staff are evaluating and developing options to resolve the closure. For more information or updates call the park office at (828) 966-9099.
Last updated on: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Check the reservations website for availability and prices.
In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:
The auditorium accommodates up to 75 people. It has tables, chairs, and a complete A/V system. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information.
The classroom accommodates up to 40 people. It has tables, chairs, and sink. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information.
Two picnic shelters at Gorges State Park are affordable and ideal for large group outings. They each accommodate 100 people, and have fireplace, grill, electricity, water and restrooms.
Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure availability, the White Pines picnic shelter can be reserved in advance for a fee.